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ERIC Number: EJ763562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Teacher Educators' Pedagogical Principles and Practices: Hong Kong Perspectives
Law, Edmond Hau-Fai; Joughin, Gordon; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Tse, Harrison; Yu, Wai Ming
Teaching in Higher Education, v12 n2 p247-261 Apr 2007
This study sought to explore the teaching practices of lecturers within one department of a university-level institute of education in Hong Kong. A sample of 19 teachers were interviewed in the study. Short interview schedules were designed to elicit teachers' descriptions of how they taught and the thinking behind their pedagogical practices. A collaborative and developmental approach to the analysis of the interview data was adopted. As a result of the approach to data analysis adopted, five themes were identified and are described in this paper. These are: (1) eclectic teaching and learning strategies; (2) sensitivity towards student needs; (3) theory-based instruction; (4) using student feedback as a pedagogical instrument; and (5) showing professional commitment and passion. This study has identified teaching practices within an education department that are consistent with the characteristics of good teachers and good teaching identified in previous studies. However, the findings go beyond this and extend the understanding of the particular way in which these characteristics may be instantiated in the particular case of teachers educators in Hong Kong. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong